Tori Kelly Talks Her Gospel Album & Feeling a 'Special Connection' Backstage at the Ryman: Exclusive

Myriam Santos
Tori Kelly

Tori Kelly recently performed at the Ryman Auditorium in the midst of her North American tour supporting her gospel album, Hiding Place. In a behind-the-scenes video from the venue, the songstress discussed her love of Nashville, Tennessee, her album and more.

"Last time I sang at the Ryman was actually with Little Big Town," she recalled. "That was a big honor, and even then it was so special to me at just this church with so much history attached to it."

"It sounded beautiful and it was amazing but I think coming back with a gospel album, it feels even more special because we’re in a church singing these gospel songs and singing about God," she continued. "I think there's a special connection there this time around."

As for what she wants fans to take away from her live performance, Kelly says that "people come to concerts sometimes as an escape, maybe from life and things that they are going through."   

"They just want to come to a show and have a good time," she continued. "I want to provide that for people."   

Watch the clip below.

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